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4585: Lecturer: Physiotherapy 25 hours per week

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Faculty Health Sciences School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Physiotherapy Bloemfontein Campus Lecturer 25 hours per week Job ID: 4585

Faculty Health Sciences

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Physiotherapy

Bloemfontein Campus

Lecturer 25 hours per week

Job ID: 4585

This post was previously advertised as Job ID: 4522. All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: . Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

*NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable).
  • A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • The candidate, irrespective of the other tasks, will be responsible for teaching of the following: Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation and principles of pain.  The continuation thereof will be determined at the yearly planning session of the department.
  • Involvement in clinical supervision, clinical assessment, teaching and learning in the undergraduate physiotherapy programme.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the supervision and assessment of students in the clinical areas mainly with relevance to Outpatients (Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation) at various hospitals/clinics as determined during the yearly departmental planning
  • The candidate will also be responsible for administrative tasks within the department and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
  • Marketing of the undergraduate programme within the Department of Physiotherapy.
  • Present lectures in different areas according to the needs of the department and to ensure a fair distribution of teaching and learning load in the department.
  • Assessment of students in clinical, practical and theoretical areas.
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to students.
  • Keep record of all student consultations and writing of reports with regards to student academic support and development interventions.
  • Facilitate teaching, learning and assessment strategies, as well as activities and outcomes for undergraduate students.
  • Plan and implement relevant interventions to provide academic support for undergraduate students in the Department of Physiotherapy.
  • Conduct own research and/or supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research according to the needs of the department.
  • Administrative and developmental tasks within the department and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as required.
  • Community Service:  Be involved in Community Service as required within the employment criteria of the UFS.

Inherent requirements:

  • A Master's degree on NQF level 9 in Physiotherapy.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Successfully completed and passed an ANMS 1 or OMT 1 course.
  • Registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • Must have completed the HPEA module on assessment as presented by Division Health Science Education or commit to enrol for the module as soon as possible.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • A good academic record.


  • The ability to teach and train students according to the minimum requirements of the HPCSA.
  • Completion of any pain courses for example Pain Train
  • Good human relations.
  • The ability to teach and train students according to the minimum requirements of the HPCSA.
  • Must be able to work independently and arrange their own work schedule.
  • Must be dependable.
  • The ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment, as well as the academic platform.
  • The ability to form long lasting partnership with staff members of the academic platform
  • Experience in higher education and/or supervision of students during clinical training.

Required competencies: 

  • Results orientated:
    • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up and overcome obstacles in competing tasks.
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic thinking:
    • The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
  • Business acumen:
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in using MS Office.
  • Leading:
    • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions:
    • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
    • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration and working with close supervision.
    • The ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment, as well as the academic platform.

Assumption of duties: 1 August 2022

Closing date: 01 July 2022.

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9810 or email at or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 7267 /9848 /9857 /9003 for assistance

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/ division. 

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


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